How and why Canadian kids raised funds for six projects going, helping out 1,400 children in the Philippines, including classroom repairs, books, health care, nutrition, and religious education materials to help kids get ready for receiving the sacraments for the first time.



Program Three: Philippines



  • Holy Childhood Prayer Card*
  • Teachers Guides for Primary (Grades 1-3), Junior (Grades 4-6) and Intermediate (Grades 7-9)*
  • Student newsletters*
  • Mission Banks*
  • Holy Childhood posters and liturgical calendars*

*Available by writing Holy Childhood Association


Study Guide


The goal of Program Three is to introduce students to the ongoing situation of poverty for many people in the Philippines and how the Church is involved, thanks in part to the support of young Canadians through the Holy Childhood Association.


1. Show Program Three: Philippines

2. Ask students to form small groups to describe the following:

  • Name five facts about the Philippines and its people.
  • How do Canadians help through the Holy Childhood Society?
  • Why does the Church help people who are poor?
  • Give three reasons why Canadian Catholics should support the work of the Church in the Philippines.

3. Option for Take-Home Assignment

Via the Internet find more facts about:

  • Poverty in the Philippines and what it is like to be poor there.
  • What happens when young people get a better education than their parents can afford.
  • Find out how Canadian Catholics support the work of the Church in the Philippines.
  • Describe how students can help Holy Childhood Association and the Church’s work in the Philippines.
  • Imagine a classroom project that would help the work of the Philippines’ Catholic Church.

In groups, make presentations to the class about any or all of the above.